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April 24, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980424
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
4:54 PM EDT

KSC Public Affairs Contact: Bruce Buckingham (fax: 407-867-2692)
E-mail: Bruce.Buckingham-1@ksc.nasa.gov

MISSION: STS-90 -- NEUROLAB
Flight Day 8

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: On orbit
OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: April 17, 1998 at 2:19 p.m. EDT
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: May 3 at 12:09 p.m. EDT
EXPECTED MISSION DURATION: 15 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes
CREW: Searfoss, Altman, Linnehan, Williams, Hire, Buckey, Pawelczyk
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 150 nautical miles/39 degrees
NOTE: NASA managers have indicated the mission may be extended a day if cryogenic margins and consumables permit. The decision is expected to be announced early next week.

MISSION: STS-91 -- 9TH AND FINAL MIR DOCKING, SPACEHAB-SM

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: OPF bay 2
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: May 28 at 8:05 p.m. EDT
LAUNCH WINDOW: 7-10 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: June 7 at about 3:36 p.m. EDT
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 18 hours, 31 minutes
CREW: Precourt, Gorie, Lawrence, Chang-Diaz, Kavandi, Ryumin, Thomas (down)
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Discovery's midbody and aft compartment closeouts continue. SPACEHAB tunnel installation is complete and the payload bay doors are closed. Rollover to the VAB is currently targeted for the morning of Monday, April 27. Rollout to Pad 39A is set for no earlier than Saturday, May 2.

STS-91 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Roll to VAB (April 27)
Rollout to Pad 39A (no earlier than May 2)
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (May 5-6)

 

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